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Benham Lock

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Benham Lock

Benham Lock, formely known as Benham Bridge Lock[1] is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Kintbury and Newbury. It is located below Marsh Benham, but in the civil parish of Enborne, in the English county of Berkshire.

The lock lies some 60 metres (66 yd) west of Benham bridge.

The lock was constructed within the period between October 1794 and June 1797[1] and has a rise/fall of 6 ft 3 in (1.9 m).[2]

In January 2017 the Canal and River Trust had to adjust, refit and repair the gates at Benham Lock due to them not closing properly and wasting water, the brickwork on the lock being re-pointed at the same time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "<Benham Bridge Lock/ Benham Lock (Lock 82)". Heritage Gateway. Archived from the original on 23 March 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Canal and River Trust (24 January 2017). "Repair work started along Kennet & Avon Canal" (PDF) (Press release). Retrieved 23 March 2020.

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topics United Kingdom AND Transport : Copse Lock, Padworth Lock, Hungerford Marsh Lock, Cadley Lock, Hungerford Lock, Bedwyn Church Lock, Bull's Lock

Other articles of the topic United Kingdom : Higg's Lock, Mildred Hubble, Raving Loony Green Giant Party, Padworth Lock, Guyer's Lock, Outline of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Hamstead Lock

Other articles of the topic Transport : Midgham Lock, Brunsden Lock, Towney Lock, Wings for Christ Airport, Guyer's Lock, Hungerford Marsh Lock, Ham Lock
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Grid reference: SU438665
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Coordinates: 51°23′45″N 1°22′19″W / 51.39585°N 1.37183°W / 51.39585; -1.37183

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